Part 2, OS: Computer Tips for Your Estate Planning Law Firm
Different doctrines foment fanaticism, and since the dawn of modern computing there has always been a heated debate between Windows users and the misguided. There will be no siding with either faction, Apple or the more sensible alternative, but we’ll only explore Microsoft’s brainchild in this context.
The operating system can be said to be the interpreter between how the machine calculates and the user thinks.
Over the years windows has evolved into its most modern incarnation, Windows 7. Ideally, that’s the operating system you should have on your computer. Windows 98 (and anything before) is dead. Windows ME was what’s commonly referred to as cerebral flatulence, and any machine associated with it should be shot on sight. Windows XP was and is a very good system, after a few service packs, but it is becoming increasingly obsolete as Microsoft has halted its support. Vista, the OS that has had to be crammed down everyone’s throat, is one of the main reasons for a computer’s poor performance, as it is over-bloated and quite taxing on the system resources. And we are back to Win7.
Home, Business or Ultimate? For working purposes, you should invest into purchasing anything but Home.
You probably heard of 32-bit versus 64-bit flavors of the same OS. Very basically, 32-bit will only allow your computer to utilize up to 3GB of memory, while 64-bit will take advantage of any amount of RAM installed.
Based on the above considerations, a happy computer should be running Win7 64-bit.
Stay tuned for 3 more parts to this topic! About your CPU, RAM and finally the Hard Drive!